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Record ID: LON-CE19E6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A cut quater Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD1582-1583. Initial mark Bell. Mint of London. North (1975:111, No. 1997). Obverse: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Obverse inscription: ELIZA[BETH DGANG:FR.ET:HIB REGI] Reverse: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1572. Reverse inscription: [POSVI/]DEV.'A[D/VTORE/M:MEV:] Dimensions: length: 14.60mm: width: 13.55mm; weight: 0.81g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-16…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CCD7C4
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete copper alloy Post Medieval hooked tag, Read Class E Type 3 (Read 2008:91 no. 319) dating from AD 1500-1600. The hooked tag has a circular plate and integral, trapezoidal lug. The plate has moulded decoration consisting of IhS motif within a rope twist border. The tag has a dark bronze patina. Dimensions: length: 23.60mm; width: 14.12mm; thickness: 2.51mm; weigh 1.97g. Similar example of IhS hooked tags on the database are PAS-8F0D0, SF-DC02A3 and SWYOR-0AB357. Reference: Read, B. 2008. Hooked-Clasps and Eyes. A Classification and Catalogue of S…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-CCBEE2
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete early Post Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden dating to the early 16th century. The badge depicts the Virgin and Child within a crescent moon. The badge is incomplete with both heads of the Virgin and Christ broken and missing. The Virgin wears a crown and holds the Child in her left arm and a sceptre in her right hand, all within the horns of the moon. Around the base of the moon is a row of pellets. On the reverse are the casting seam and the downward pointing pin is broken and missing. This image is common on pilgrim …
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 20th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-253673
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy Medieval spout dating from the 15th century, probably from a Ewer. The spout is zoomorphic in form depicting a dog’s head with the spout protruding from the open mouth. The dog has oval eyes and swept back ears.  Dimensions: length: 35.86mm; diameter of spout hole 5.97mm; width: 27.86mm; thickness: 22.48mm; weight: 32.08g A ewer with a similar spout is shown in J.M. Lewis' paper 'Bronze Aquamaniles and Ewers' (1987: Finds Research Group Datasheet 7, pp 4-5 fig 8a). This example is from a later pedestal-base ew…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-24A1DB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A Post Medeival cast copper alloy mount or plate dating from the 17th century. The plate is decorated on the front with a mounted horse with rider left, arm outstretched holding sword with fallen vanquished solder with musket right trampled by the horses feet. At the top and bottom is a foliate flower. The reverse has four integral sub rectangular attachment points with oval apertures, one of which is broken. Dimensions: length: 67.67mm; width: 44.12mm; thickness: 8.50mm; weight: 43.85g
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-80C8A3
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval lead alloy utensil fragment, probably a spoon dating from the 18th-19th century. The remaining fragment consists of the end of the handle and is decorated with a fleur-de-lis, on the reverse is the makers mark initials M C. Dimensions: length: 28.10mm; width: 25.47mm; thickness: 5.10mm; weight: 12.43g
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 27th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-272B88
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval silver finger ring dating from 18th-19th century. The ring consists of a D shaped band decorated with a repeating pattern (four times) of opposing cuffed hands with crowned heart between. The inside of the band is plain and undecorated with no makers mark. Dimensions: diameter: 18.46mm; width: 3.63mm; thickness: 1.92mm; weight: 2.81g
Created on: Friday 22nd April 2022
Last updated: Sunday 24th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-FFE503
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper-alloy scabbard chape, dating AD1450-1600. The chape is of composite construction consisting of a front plate and a flat sheet back which is soldered on. The rear sheet is pierced with two holes. The front plate of the chape is pierced with a heart above and a trefoil below, the upper section has a crenelated top edge, the chape then tapers to a transverse ridge before expanding to form a bulbous scallop shape decorated with incised lines radiating from the pierced trefoil. The chape terminates in a projection knop. Some wood from the scabbard rem…
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2022
Last updated: Sunday 24th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-FFC26A
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A late Medieval to early Post Medieval copper alloy knife end-cap dating 16th to 17th century. The knife end cap is trapezoidal in shape with a rounded and convex top and is decorated on both sides with incised hatched design. Similar knife terminals are illustrated in Read (2001: fig. 56) and are generally dated to the 16th to early 17th centuries AD. Dimensions: length: 13.92mm; width: 7.37mm; thickness: 3.95mm; weight: 1.65g. Reference: Read, B. 2001. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. Portcullis Publishing, Langport, Somerset.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2022
Last updated: Sunday 24th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-FFAEBF
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval biface lead alloy farthing trade token dating from AD 1640-1700. These tokens are most likely dated to the same period as the copper alloy trade token issued from AD 1648-1674. Obverse: THOMA . IC[] = A wheat sheaf Reverse: A bread oven three pellets below Dimensions: diameter: 14.92mm; weight: 2.55g. Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672. In Challis, C. and Blackburn, M. The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54 1985.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2022
Last updated: Sunday 24th April 2022
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Record ID: LON-0701E0
Object type: COSTREL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An incomplete North Italian Marbled (marmorizzata) bichrome lion headed baluster shaped costrel (fiascha da viaggio), dating from AD1600-1650. This constitutes approximately seven tenths of the original vessel with only the neck and thick flanged rim missing. The vessel swells into a near spherical 'bulb' shaped body. Two sets of diametrically opposed lion head lugs are attached just below the neck and above the base of the costrel where the body of the vessel swells. The fabric of vessel is a fine pale red earthenware, the exterior has a…
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Thursday 24th March 2022
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Record ID: LON-053CE1
Object type: BOTTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval glass wine bottle dating from AD 1680-1700. The bottle free-blown and is 'onion' shaped. The base of the bottle has a kick-up to trap the sediment in the wine. The bulbous body of the bottle gradually expands to the curving shoulder. The bottle has a seal attached with the owners stamp 'I D' stamped into molten glass. The neck gradually tapers to the rim which is partly broken, with only small part of the ribbed collar (string rim) remaining. This is an English style lip with applied string rim. Bottles of this date wer…
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Thursday 24th March 2022
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Record ID: LON-61F5DD
Object type: THIMBLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy thimble dating AD 1520-1620. The thimble has a margin between the base and the regularly spaced pits. The pits are drilled in a spiral and they cover the peak. The thimble has been partially squashed. Holmes (1988:3) writes "Thimbles with hand punched indentations often have a maker's mark which is struck where the spiral of the indentations begins near the base. These would appear to have been imported mostly from Nuremberg where, under the ordinances of the Guild of Thimble-makers, all thimbles and sewing rings were requi…
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 8th March 2022
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Record ID: LON-60A91F
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper-alloy anonymous issue Nuremberg jetton, 'ship-penny' type, dating from AD 1490-1550. (Not in Mitchiner) Obverse: fictitious legend; Profile of a sailing ship bearing a central mast with yard-arm, crown above, stern castle on right with flag pole and bow castle on left with pennant on its pole above. Reverse: fictitious legend; Four fleurs de lis in a lozenge: with latice in field. Dimensions: diameter: 26.18mm; weight: 2.29g. Reference: Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Se…
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-604547
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A  Medieval to Post Medieval copper alloy uniface circular coin weight for an Angel dating from AD 1464-1600. Withers (2011:26-27) illustrates similar examples. Obverse: St Michael spearing a dragon within beaded circle. Dimensions: diameter: 14.27mm; thickness: 3.37mm; weight: 4.55g. Reference: Withers, P and B.R. 2011. Lions Ships & Angels. Galata
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2022
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Record ID: LON-602061
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy eight maravedis 'cob' coin of Philip IV (AD 1621-1665). The coin is a crude sub-rectangular shape. The obverse has a rampant lion facing left within a shield with a crown above. The reverse has a castle within a shield. The value of the coin VIII is counter stamped onto the reverse over the shield. These are often called 'cob' coins after the Spanish word for copper which is 'cobre': they were crudely made in Spain initially and later in the Americas for use in the Spanish colonies. The flans are usually, as …
Created on: Monday 7th March 2022
Last updated: Friday 22nd April 2022
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Record ID: LON-C955EA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post Medieval counter stamped half penny of George III dating from AD 1770-74. The coin has been counter struck on the obverse with T HOBSON and on the reverse GR Obverse: GEORGIVS/III REX; Right facing laureate bust, counter stampted T HOBSON  Reverse: BRITAN/NIA//177[]; Britannia seated facing left, date in exergue counterstamped GR Dimensions: diameter: 27.50mm; weight: 7.33g
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
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Record ID: LON-C940D5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy, farthing trade token issued by James White in Orpington, Kent dating from AD1648-1674. Williamson (1891:378 no. 442). Obverse: IAMES . WHITE . IN =  I . M . W Reverse: ORPINGTON . IN . KENT = three crowned hammers (blacksmiths arms) Dimensions: diameter: 15.84mm; weight: 0.57g. A token of this type on the database is SUR-3573E7 Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. II. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half pen…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
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Record ID: LON-C93B87
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy, farthing trade token from Greenwich, London dating from AD1648-1674. Williamson (1891 no. 314). Obverse: AT . THE . GEORGE = George and the dragon Reverse: IN . GREENWICH = E.B Dimensions: diameter: 16.22mm; weight: 0.83g. Token of this type on the database are LON-CB3EB6 and LON-AA9DC4 Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. II. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
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Record ID: LON-C93689
Object type: JETTON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy jetton of Hans Schultes III (active AD1608-1612) dating to AD 1608-1612. The jetton is a 'Mercury bust' jetton.  See Mitchiner (1988;414; nos 1419-1423). The jetton has a die flaw on the reverse as is struck from the same die as Michiner no. 1419. Obverse: Mercury bust right: GLIK KVMPT VON GOT ISTWA.  Reverse: Imperial orb surmounted by cross patty within treasure of three arches. (die flaw left of the orb): HANS SCHVLTES ZV NVRENB Dimensions: diameter: 22.61mm; weight: 1.42g References: Mitchiner, M. 1988. The…
Created on: Monday 28th February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2022
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